Portable Washing Machines For Small Apartments

When it comes to living in an apartment, a lot of people just don’t have the space for a bulky washer. Not to mention the fact that if you’re renting, you don’t want to pay to have to get washer fittings. But instead of visiting the Laundromat every week and wasting hours of your life, there are better options!

There is nothing better than owning your own washer when it comes to washing clothes at home at a time that suits you. The good news is that compact washing machines exist exactly for this purpose. They’re simply smaller than standard machines, meaning they fit slightly less washing, and they can generally run from the faucet, or washing machine fittings if you have them.

On top of this, compact washing machines are perfect if you move a lot. Many of them come with wheels to make them easy to transport, so you can wheel it away to store or take it from one apartment to the next with the least effort.

Features to Look for In Compact Washing Machines

The good news is that compact washing machines work in the same way as full sized ones. But they do have some differences. For example, in their most basic form you’ll have a handle to spin the clothes (these don’t cost much at all for obvious reasons).

Most will work electronically, so check how much power they require. Can you plug them in to any standard power outlet? Also, can you simply run the washing machine from the faucet, and wheel it away again to store it once your finished? Factors like this can make a huge difference in any small apartment.

Another thing to consider is whether you’re going to get a front load or top load machine. Top loaders are much faster to wash, though use more water. Usually, compact washers are only available as top loaders. As long as you choose a machine that has different water level options, you can be sure you’ll save electricity and water compared to standard options.

In short, compact washing machines work in pretty much the same way as full sized machines, except that they are smaller and cost a lot less to buy and a lot less to run! They still come with programs and controls for different kinds of washes, and you’re bound to find one to suit your budget and the space you have available.

Source by Meredith Amley

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